Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Opus 2021-047: Cornerstone Considerations: BRX, Enemies, Real and Imagined

In one headline we see the socialist influence on our political party.  The link is from Citizen Free Press to something called Mises Institute.  The headline reads, “Trump's Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State.”  What jumped out of me was the phrase “enemies of the state”.  It wasn’t “traitors” or enemies of the United States, but “enemies of the state.”

This is socialist thinking.  It presupposes that the highest power is the State.  In every Marxist society all must bow before the needs of the State.  There is no personal desire or need that comes before the good of the whole.  Power from the top sets the standards and demands obedience.

These people are enemies of the Constitution, enemies of liberty, in a word, Progressives*.  

The Constitution is a document that spells out the powers of the government and the whole viewpoint is summed up in the 10th Amendment,

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
So when congress passes a law that reduces your freedom, it is unconstitutional and makes them an enemy of the Constitution.  When a judge allows his own personal opinion to trump the Constitution, he becomes its enemy.  When a president writes an executive order that goes beyond instructing his staff how to fulfill their duty but instead puts you in a box, he becomes and enemy of the Constitution.

When you read the Bill of Rights, don’t stop after the first one.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc.  Another word for swamp dwellers)

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